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Buying a new car

PlannerGirl

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Ok guys its car buying time in the PlannerGirl casa.

Ive got a 2000 Saturn SL1 right now but looking at the 2003 Saturn Ion3. Seems a bit more mature looking than the older Saturns and seems to have more under the hood-or so it says on paper.

Has anyone test driven or bought a new Ion?

Thanks!
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Chet

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I'm still here *sigh* my flight was moved back 2 hours.

I test drove the Ion - thats where I found the used Saab that caught my eye before I ultimately decided to keep the old beyotch Rover - and I liked it, except for the center console speedometer. I knew I would ignore it and get in trouble. Otherwise, a great car.
 

PlannerGirl

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i test drove it
liked the power
the center thing is weird as hell but workable

i dont like how they did the whole ergonomic thing-took the power controls out of the center and put them on the doors

but i like the open air feel
teh bigger more stable feeling body


hummm

got one on hold
 

Runner

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The center speedometer would be something to get used to. This was my same thoughts about the Mini when I took it for a test drive.

If we were going to replace our Corolla we would be very tempted to go for a Mini. The other option would have been a Civic Hybrid. We test drove a Saturn a couple years ago and the ergonomics did not work for Mrs. Runner.
 
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